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« on: October 10, 2014, 06:00:23 AM »

Over the past couple of weeks the price of crude oil has been slipping quite a bit, as have gasoline futures.

Oil's down nearly $20 a barrel, and gasoline futures are down nearly 35 cents. (Home heating oil is also dropping, but not nearly as much).

Slowly we're seeing prices move lower at the pump.

At the station nearest me, a Citgo, the price for regular is $3.15 a gallon, which is about as low as I've seen it in my area.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 06:02:10 AM »

Noticed this morning here in Tulsa that gas is getting close to $2.80 a gallon for regular and then premium (91 octane) that I use in my bike is at $3.10.  I would guess there might be a few places in the area where it is nearing $2.75 for regular.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 06:08:33 AM »

It's down around 2.90 here, with some places as low as 2.80.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 06:09:26 AM »

Ames, IA

I run premium in my supercharged pickup truck, so I paid $3.64 for 91 octane last night.

87 E-10 is $3.06 and 87 non E is $3.26

Des Moines, IA (35 miles south) I went there for work in afternoon yesterday.

87 E-10 $2.99
87 no E $3.19
91 $3.29

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 06:10:48 AM »

Here 25 miles north of Seattle, I filled the motorcycle up at Costco yesterday for $ 3.24/gallon of regular.  Which is down five cents per gallon from when I filled up the Ford at Costco last week.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 06:15:03 AM »

$2.88 (down from $2.91 overnight) at the RaceWay (independent, cheapest available) down the street from me, and matched by the Shell and BP stations nearby.  Down the road about 5 miles it's $2.81.

The talking heads are predicting even lower prices "as we get into the winter months when people are driving less."  You'd think refineries and the rest of the system would know to cut back production in anticipation and keep the supply/demand ratio about stable.

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 06:15:56 AM »

Closest to the house is $3.09.9/gal for 87 octane this AM.  Very handy for many folk, so that can charge a bit more.

Can get as low as $2.90/gal or so at Sams/Costco for 87 octane.

FTR: Newer automobiles will advance/retard ignition to accommodate whatever octane gasoline is poured into them.  The admonition to use Premium is how the manuf games CAFE and EPA rules.  Likely you will not notice hte slight dip in top end performance if you use 87 octane vs more expensive 93 octane.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 06:20:58 AM »

FTR: Newer automobiles will advance/retard ignition to accommodate whatever octane gasoline is poured into them.  The admonition to use Premium is how the manuf games CAFE and EPA rules.  Likely you will not notice hte slight dip in top end performance if you use 87 octane vs more expensive 93 octane.

I wish I could in my pickup, lowest I can go without pinging is 89 octane, which some oil supplier where I live deemed too expensive to offer about a year ago, so that disappeared from all the pumps in Iowa.

I'm never going to have a supercharged/turbocharged gasoline engine daily driver ever again, well unless I get a Ford with an ecoboost.



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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 06:23:09 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2014, 06:32:27 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2014, 06:34:02 AM »

I sort of feel old doing the "$3 for gas and we're happy about it!!!11!!", since I can remember when a gallon of gas was under a dollar and milk was under $2.

It's just kind of feeling old though, since it was only 15 years ago.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2014, 06:36:02 AM »

$4.12 for regular, $3.99 for diesel.

While the entire rest of the country sees lower prices, starting in JAN2015, CA is going to add a "carbon tax" (signed into law by the great conservative Schwarzenegger) that is going to drastically increase the per gallon price to the highest in the country. Apparently the law allows for a range for the increase.

No news source seems to give the same figure (partly because of the poorly written law, or maybe they did it on purpose), but the aggregate range is anywhere from $0.16 - $1.30 per gallon. This would be on top of the $0.68/gal tax we already pay. The smart money seems to be betting that they'll start at around $0.20-$0.30/gal, then play the "frog in the pot" game and slowly raise the tax to their maximum over a few years.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2014, 06:41:46 AM »

I remember when gasoline was 56 cents a gallon, but that was when I was a kid.

When I started paying for gasoline, I think 87 was in the 80 cents a gallon range and hi test was about a buck.
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2014, 06:41:59 AM »

I sort of feel old doing the "$3 for gas and we're happy about it!!!11!!", since I can remember when a gallon of gas was under a dollar and milk was under $2.

It's just kind of feeling old though, since it was only 15 years ago.

Hell, I can remember filling up my '65 Impala for about $5  Face Palm!
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 06:45:58 AM »

I remember when gasoline was 56 cents a gallon, but that was when I was a kid.

When I started paying for gasoline, I think 87 was in the 80 cents a gallon range and hi test was about a buck.

It was around 50 cents just when I started driving in 1976. It had just shot up from hovering around 25 cents for many years. This was right after "gas rationing" where you got gas on certain days based on your license plate being odd or even. Shortly after I started driving it jumped up to around 75 cents.
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 06:47:04 AM »

S.E. Az @ $3.25 for regular. Tucson, regular @ $3.15 which is the standard difference. When I started filling my own car, reg was $.15 a gallon.
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2014, 06:51:15 AM »

I wish I could in my pickup, lowest I can go without pinging is 89 octane, which some oil supplier where I live deemed too expensive to offer about a year ago, so that disappeared from all the pumps in Iowa.

I'm never going to have a supercharged/turbocharged gasoline engine daily driver ever again, well unless I get a Ford with an ecoboost.

OK, turbo/super-charged is the exception, I'd guess.  Only so much the bitty computer can do, I suppose.
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2014, 06:52:13 AM »

Charby,

I talked with my friend in Cedar Rapids metro last week and he said that regular is now under $3 a gallon there.
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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2014, 07:04:04 AM »

Portsmouth, NH

$3.25 for 85 E-10.  Can't find ethanol-free around here.  87 octane is about $3.34
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2014, 07:05:06 AM »

$3.27 at COSTCO here in the Chicago burbs
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2014, 07:39:09 AM »

$3.19 this morning in NW Illinois. Filled up yesterday across the river with Iowa gas $290.9 at Sam's Club
I still need to fill the little sport coupe with hi octane before I put it away for winter. should be almost $1 per gal less than last year.
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2014, 07:40:36 AM »

FTR: Newer automobiles will advance/retard ignition to accommodate whatever octane gasoline is poured into them.  The admonition to use Premium is how the manuf games CAFE and EPA rules.  Likely you will not notice hte slight dip in top end performance if you use 87 octane vs more expensive 93 octane.

My '13 Focus is like that.  The manual says it will work on 87, but higher octane is better.  Folks on the Focus forums have noticed better dyno numbers with premium fuel.  My "seat-of-the-pants" dyno indicates slightly better performance with premium as well.  Not a huge difference, but a bit more solid off the line (tis a 5spd).  I pay about $3.59 for Premium around here.  With a 12gal fill from "running on fumes" level, it's still not an expensive gas bill compared to my old 4Runner on 87octane.

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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2014, 08:03:24 AM »

I remember putting gas in my bike at $0.55. It was in the .70- .80 range when I graduated high school.
In '98 for a while it was back under $1.00 but it didn't last long.
I filled my company van last night at $2.89 but the closer to Tulsa you get the lower it goes.
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2014, 08:06:51 AM »

2.88

2.85 at Sam's Club
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2014, 08:21:49 AM »

I saw $2.88 at a couple of stations. I put regular in the beater Saturn and the lawnmower, but the Mustang takes premium.

I guess Obama's drilling policy is working.
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